Forget using your Apple Watch to browse maps on Google Maps for a while.
Some prominent applications have discarded their Apple Watch apps in recent weeks. That consists of Amazon, eBay, Google Maps as well as Target, as very first found by Apple Insider. It’s not clear when all were eliminated from the Apple Watch but some, like Google Maps, have been gone for weeks.
Google verified that it had actually removed assistance from Google Maps with its most recent update on April 17 but recommended that relocation might be short-lived.
“We eliminated Apple Watch support from our most current iPhone release however expect to sustain it once more in the future,” Google said in a statement.
Amazon, on the other hand, avoided to claim when it got rid of Apple Watch support but validated it is not supported on the Apple Watch.
“We are frequently introducing new updates for our consumers,” Amazon said in a declaration. “There are a number of factors we don’t believe this is the right service for our customers at this time. We are constantly attempting new updates as well as anticipate experimenting with wearable services in the future.”
Apple didn’t respond to a request for remark, neither did eBay. Target avoided to comment on this matter at all. It’s unclear why the business determined to remove support for their apps on the Apple Watch, or whether Apple had a role in their choice.
Apple likely will talk about its watch software application at its annual designer confab next month. It also recently reported its revenues on Tuesday, however it has actually never ever detailed Apple Watch sales in its quarterly financials.
Creative Strategies expert Ben Bajarin, that’s conducted study into Apple Watch usage, tweeted that experts have actually recognized for a long period of time specific apps (health/fitness) do well. Others don’t fit the usage situation yet.
Apple introduced its smartwatch two years ago with ambitious plans for the device, but the early software application with the ability of working on the Watch was limited. Apps originally wwas expansions of their apple iPhone applications, allowing you to do very little if you didn’t have your phone nearby. The gadget hit the market in early 2015 with 3,000 apps in numerous categories such as family, traveling, health and wellness, imagination, work and also communications.
The launch of Apple’s WatchOS 3 software program in late 2016 enabled application designers to make standalone applications for the Apple Watch. That suggested they were faster as well as might do even more. Still, it’s mostly applications like quick notices and also health and wellness that have actually succeeded on the Apple Watch.